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Colombia

Official Title:
Republic of Colombia


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
5-year trade
Canada - Colombia
Year Exports Imports
2009 $592,030,950 $733,587,599
2010 $642,274,846 $717,265,857
2011 $760,898,173 $799,347,127
2012 $827,974,960 $664,665,126
2013 $721,707,326 $680,500,459
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Colombia
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $29,410,056 $4,996,458
02 Veg. Prod. $298,490,769 $296,576,478
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $11,979,358 $1,320,013
04 Food Prod. $15,554,596 $33,131,147
05 Mineral Prod. $3,271,579 $269,849,133
06 Chemical Prod. $70,451,296 $19,451,249
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $9,312,301 $11,276,093
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $263,777 $4,130,157
09 Wood Prod. $238,455 $73,352
10 Paper Prod. $69,657,894 $1,464,861
11 Textiles Prod. $7,567,590 $15,643,473
12 Dress Access. $780,802 $542,568
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $904,887 $7,588,346
14 Precious Metals/stones $36,720 $1,481,460
15 Base Metal Prod. $21,040,111 $1,278,536
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $106,601,517 $8,001,934
17 Vehicles and Equip. $32,237,937 $983,266
18 Specialized Inst. $21,944,203 $358,755
19 Arms & Ammunition $25,425 $909
20 Misc. Articles $10,728,032 $1,353,050
21 Antiques $74,410 $19,568

Capital: Bogotá
Population (million): 47.151
Total Area: 1,138,914km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1813.6 Peso (COP)(2013)
National Holiday: July 20 (1810 Independance Day)
Language(s): Spanish


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic (32 dept., 1 capital district)

Type of Government:
Bicameral congress with a 102-member Senate and a 166-member House of Representatives, both directly elected for 4-year terms; President is also elected for a 4-year term. (renewable for second term)

Head of State:
President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón

Head of Government:
President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón

Ministers:
Vice President: Angelino Garzón
Foreign Affairs: María Ángela Holguín Cuéllar
Commerce, Industry and Tourism: Santiago Rojas Arroyo

Main Political Parties:
Social National Unity Party: 31 (Chamber); 21 (Senate) Colombian Conservative Party: 26 (Chamber); 19 (Senate) Democratic Center: 12 (Chamber); 19 (Senate) Colombian Liberal Party: 34 (Chamber); 17 (Senate) Radical Change: 15 (Chamber);9 (Senate) Green Party: 6 (Chamber); 5 (Senate) Alternative Democratic Pole 3 (Chamber); 5 (Senate) Others: 39 (Chamber); 7 (Senate)

Elections:
2014


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Colombia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 393.05 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 8335.99 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.26 2.01
Inflation: (%) 2.02 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 9.65 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $721,707,326
Canadian imports from country: $680,500,459
FDI in Canada: $1 million (2012)
CDI in Colombia: $1762 million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Nicolás Lloreda Ricaurte

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Carmen Sylvain


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17